Assessment and Learning places learning at the centre of our concerns and explicitly underscores the importance of assessment in that learning. This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of assessment that is used to support learning, practice-based theory on assessment for learning, and formative assessment to support individual development and motivate learners. Readers will find research-informed insights from a wide variety of international contexts. It features: New chapters on e-assessment, the learner's perspective on assessment and learning and the influence of assessment on how we value learning; Teacher-friendly assessment topics; Practical examples and chapter summaries throughout; This book is useful to teacher educators and researchers on graduate courses in education, teaching, learning and assessment.

Assessment and Learning: The Learner's Perspective

Assessment and Learning: The Learner's Perspective

Assessment and learning: The learner's perspective

This book is about learning and the roles that assessment plays in that process. As Gardner clearly establishes in the Introduction, ‘Assessment is our focus but learning is the goal’ (p. 2). In this chapter we explore the interaction of learning and assessment from the perspective of learners.

The chapter begins by identifying assessment for learning as a perceived force for good. Bennett (2011) refers to it as a ‘promising concept’ and reflects on suggestions of what needs to be done if that promise is to be realized. This chapter argues that Bennett's critique of assessment for learning should pay closer attention to the relationship between assessment for learning and children as learners. The chapter ...

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